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Broadway at Center was one of three major residential/retail projects proposed for the southeastern Minnesota city's downtown.
All businesses have reopened, though the town is still fighting for property tax relief and other aid from the state.
Farming in south-central Minnesota draws little attention beyond farm country, but a local business group hopes to change that on Monday with a bit of marketing magic. At a two-hour "celebration event" in Mankato, it will reveal the region's new name, which is being kept secret until then, and a website for the area designed to raise its public profile.
After months of contentious debate, a law got final approval this week allowing food trucks.
The space in downtown Rochester will focus on cures, new partnerships.
Dustin M. Defiel, who was being held in Otter Tail County jail on charges of second-degree murder, has had run-ins with the law.
A Fergus Falls man is dead and another is under arrest in what Fergus Falls police are calling a homicide. Authorities were notified of a…
He told tenant that owner didn't want "a bipolar in the house."
Minneapolis South's Guadalupe Galeno-Hernandez, shot by a gangster, will be the first child in her family to finish high school.
ROCHESTER – With a flourish that included a mayoral proclamation, city officials here officially launched their renovation of the city’s historic Chateau Theatre on…
Project includes a hotel/retail complex, restaurant and fountain on Zumbro.
Usama Dakdok to appear in four Minnesota towns this week.
Engines will be restored, put into service next year in Branson.
A growing list of problems doomed the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Red Lake County.
Authorities are offering $7,500 reward for info.
Barbara May didn't specify why she dropped Paul Hansmeier's case.
Trevor Shelley of St. Peter, Minn., was sentenced to five months in jail Friday for his role in a nearly-fatal street attack two years ago on Isaac Kolstad, the Mankato husband and father who was left with a severe brain injury.
Board president says competition, long-term benefit were concerns
Mobile vendors likely to be allowed on public property
From Mankato to Mountain Iron, speakers who paint an alarming image of Islam are drawing several hundred people per visit.
Historic theater likely to get a new life as mixed-use events center.
Public funds are off-limits until private goals are met.
Officials ask public to identify dealers, users as wave hits northern Minn.
Townspeople watched with dismay Friday night as smoke billowed out of broken windows near the church's main wooden altar. The fire's cause hadn't been determined.
Ditching a high-stress corporate job, Charlie Siftar made a midlife change a few years ago to open a south Minneapolis bike shop, where he could…
The Disability Support Alliance has filed dozens of such suits statewide.
Nearly a year after it began, a lawsuit that pitted the Red Wing Stoneware factory against a group of stoneware collectors has been settled with…
The Downses began as Mayo Clinic patients. Now they're helping renovate downtown.
Person behind sign not revealed; sign removed due to inaccuracy
La Plaza Fiesta co-owner thanks her lucky stars, makes plans to rebuild
The governor toured the fire-damaged town Friday morning and pledged to support those who lost businesses in the early-morning blaze.
Fire erupted and raced through adjoining businesses along a small south-central Minnesota town's Main Street, leaving a large stretch of the block in ruins, a witness and city official said.
As Amish arrived for funeral, non-Amish neighbors offered food, bedding, machinery.
Plan envisions thousands more commuters.
State attorney general acts to get money back for county fairs and festivals.
Rochester aims to retain the state's brightest talent by building a strong hub.
Cold-weather lovers feel jilted and winter sports sidelined as snow plays hard to get
Hotel project to rise in January in Detroit Lakes as city continues environmental rules debate with DNR
E-mails illustrate state frustration over hotel project set to break ground in January
Stoneware collectors, city deny owner's complaint of harassment.
Laura Ann Schwendemann was found dead in October after a two-week search. An autopsy revealed she had been on meth.
The two municipalities used Skype to seal their international deal, which grew from contacts made by a Duluth peace activist.
Owner says his family is being harassed by community members.
Schools that keep the mascot can cite historical and cultural links.
Executive works overtime to keep massive redevelopment project moving forward.
The plan, basically, was to drive east and see what happened. Plenty could go wrong as we ventured into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan without a detailed itinerary.
Two weekend derailments in Wisconsin lead to renewed calls for action on oil trains.
The remade zoo would shrink in half and include indoor and outdoor recreation space to boost offseason revenue
Mayor-elect Emily Larson and council newcomers are looking to build on the city's recent momentum.
Told to buy liability insurance, they left the farmers market in the town's park.
Human remains found in a western Minnesota farm field are those of college student Laura Ann Schwendemann, who was missing for nearly two weeks.
The city has little to show for the hoopla that surrounded the Legislature's $585 million assist in Mayo's plan to remake Rochester into an international center for medicine, research and health care.
Funds are for new builds, rehabilitation projects.
Danny L. Hammond terrorized his wife and threatened to kill her after she told him she wanted to leave their marriage of 12 years, authorities said.
The Rochester City Council asked for more information Monday after hearing a consultant’s report envisioning a $75 million, 6,200-seat sports and entertainment arena for downtown.…
Don Ness ate lunch at a local restaurant and, according to the union, crossed a picket line to get there.
The oil-industry boom aided towns in Wisconsin and Minnesota that are now waiting for a turnaround.
New housing option at the state park proves to be perfect base for a family of four.
The fast-growing biotech companies and high-paying jobs never materialized near Rochester, leaving a story of what might have been.
A marching band, a gaggle of beaming local officials and lots of civic pride were on display for reporter Christopher Ingraham's visit.
The disaster drills, which involved about 2,000 people and were two years in the making, put the Guard's emergency skills to the test.
New center will try to combat widespread poverty on reservations.
The 40-year-old woman in Brewster, Minn., was shot to death in her own bed early Wednesday.
A Washington Post reporter gets an earful after Minnesota ranks low on his list of the most desirable counties to live in, with Red Lake rated the worst.
Calling it an “extraordinary” gift and the largest in the school’s history, the president of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., said the institution…
Prior Lake woman, 25, denied using phone; records showed texts about the time of the crash.
Tensions reignite between anglers and Indians who have treaty rights, even as state scientists say tribal netting cannot be blamed for the lake's vanishing walleye population.
The boy, who was reportedly autistic and nonverbal, had last been seen Thursday night about three blocks from the Mississippi River. His family reported him missing shortly before 9 p.m.
A North Dakota student's family says Andrew Sadek's work for a drug task force ended in his death. Sadek was busted for selling $80 worth of marijuana. He faced the possibility of more than 40 years in prison.
An Alexandria boy remained in critical condition after apparently inhaling the Naegleria fowleri amoeba while swimming in Lake Minnewaska, the third confirmed case of the parasite involving Minnesota swimmers since 2010.
Surprised by the website's sudden growth in Duluth, and coaxed into action by traditional B & B owners, the Duluth City Council recently enacted a one-year moratorium effective July 15 on new vacation rental permits.
Speakers ask for reinstatement of Citizens' Board at MPCA.
The crush of fans bogged down a popular border crossing on the eve of the first U.S. game. Hotel rooms in Winnipeg sold out long ago, with some fans giving up and staying in Grand Forks.
A customer at Margie's Roosevelt Bar in Eveleth on Saturday won $71,054 playing an electronic bingo game — the largest jackpot ever for the charitable…
The flight path and ownership records of the plane in Minneapolis made it conspicuous to aviation buffs.
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